The B-complex Vitamins – Simplified

Reading Time: 2 minutesTechnically, vitamins are classified as coenzymes or cofactors that must be supplied to the body because the body cannot synthesize them. Coenzymes and cofactors are needed to activate other substances in the body.  Since your bodily functions are dependent upon the activation of enzymes and proteins, enough of the vitamins are needed to make whole and complete enzymes where and … Read More

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What Are You Breathing? Getting Rid of Indoor Air Pollution.

Reading Time: 2 minutesHardly anyone thinks of their home as being a polluted environment. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that indoor air pollutant levels can be higher than what is outside. (See EPA article here.) This reminded me of complaints I heard from employees at a new bank in our neighborhood. Everyone inside became ill and some developed allergy-like symptoms. … Read More

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Carbohydrates and Weight Issues

Reading Time: 2 minutes  When we feel down or overwhelmed there is a tendency to reach for our personal comfort foods, which oftentimes include carbohydrates. Carbohydrates that are part of our comfort food system turn to glucose (sugar). Almost everything we consume turns to sugar, which puts too much sugar into the bloodstream. When there is an overabundance that is not used by … Read More

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Anxiety

Reading Time: 3 minutesI was at a trade show this past weekend and did a consult with a woman who has been having anxiety attacks for a long time. Anxiety can have multiple causes. Fundamentally, all of the causes for anxiety lie within the subconscious mind, because anxiety, as stress, is the result of how a person responds to what they see and … Read More

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Energy Metabolism

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe body gets its energy from the foods you eat through the process of healthy metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Energy metabolism is one of the most important aspects of good health. Metabolism is the term used to describe the sum of all chemical processes which take place in the body. There are quite a few nutrients essential for … Read More

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Vitamin A – Your Immune System’s Best Friend

Reading Time: 2 minutesVitamin A is my favorite nutrient. I carry a small bottle with me whenever I travel. At the first sign of something, (like that little sticky feeling in the back of the throat), I start taking my vitamin A. The reason for this approach is that vitamin A goes straight to the thymus gland and helps nourish the T-cells. Now I … Read More

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Fear and Stress – Part 2

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn my last post I discussed how fear generates stress and how that affects the nutrient reservoir of the body. Stress depletes vitamins and compromises minerals. Vitamins are technically considered co-enzymes, so you can see the need for high amounts of the B complex vitamins, considering the importance of enzymes in the body. Minerals are scientifically considered co-factors and catalysts. … Read More

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Fear and Stress – An Unhealthy Combination

Reading Time: 2 minutesFear and stress can be very detrimental to your health, but fear is the deadliest of all. Fear has many different effects on an individual and the body. On one level, it is a mind killer in the sense that it erodes your courage and confidence, and at the same time it fuels doubt, uncertainty and low self-esteem. From a physiological … Read More

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FAQ: Can Supplements Affect Blood Pressure?

Reading Time: 2 minutesYes, supplements can affect blood pressure … and so can diet, lifestyle and other facets that make up everything we do.  Here is how blood pressure works. Blood pressure is regulated by a negative feedback system. In fact, two negative feedback systems come to mind immediately: blood pressure and the thyroid hormone system. Blood pressure is naturally regulated by nerve … Read More

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Breathe easy …

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere is a saying that “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” But, extreme weather changes can wreak havoc on the body. They stress it out and tax the immune system. When that happens, you sometimes end up with congestion. Congestion is a collection of fluid in the body, generally found in an organ. … Read More

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